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Chinese Embroidery & Textiles

China is well known for its delicate silk threads and has decoratively embroidered textiles for thousands of years. Discovered by the outside world during the Han dynasty, Chinese embroidery and textiles became famous and were traded among the Greeks, Somalis, Romans, Persians, Indians, and Armenians for their beauty and lightweight quality. They were also sought after because they had a tendency to keep a person warm in the winter but cool in the summer.

The production of Chinese silk textiles was once one of the best kept trade secrets. Rearing silkworms to make silk requires care from the egg stage of a silkworm’s life until its cocoon stage. Once the worm reaches cocoon stage, the cocoon must be steamed or baked so that the pupa inside will die, and then dipped into hot water to... Read more

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17/18th Century Chinese Tibet Tanka on Silk

May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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A QING TIBETAN TANGKA

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE QING KESI SILK DRAGON

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A TIBETAN QING KESI SILK TANGKA

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Embroidery Textile of Two Beauties

May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (2 bids)

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A pair of embroidered dresses with flower-and-bird motif, 19th century

May 8, 2016, 8:00 PM SGT
Singapore, Singapore

SGD800 (1 bid)

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Hand woven, cotton, tribal design

May 8, 2016, 8:00 PM SGT
Singapore, Singapore

SGD150 (starting bid)

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TIBETAN TEXTILE THANGKA

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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TIBETAN TEXTILE THANGKA

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A fine, very large embroidered Chinese textile. 200 in (508 cm) x 40.6 in (

May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£220 (3 bids)

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A silk Skirt

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£240 (2 bids)

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An attractive silk Skirt

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£220 (3 bids)

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A silk embroidered Tablecloth

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A silk embroidered Tablecloth

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A silk embroidered Tablecloth

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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An attractive embroidered Panel

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£60 (1 bid)

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A set of four seasonal Panels

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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A pair of Wall Plaques

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£90 (1 bid)

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An embroidered Roundel

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (1 bid)

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An embroidered Panel

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A collection of embroideries

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£90 (2 bids)

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A Buddhist offering picture

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Silk Embroidered Jacket, 20th Century.

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Silk Embroidered Dragon Robe, 20th Century,

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Group of Four Pairs of Chinese Silk Embroidered Shoes, 20th Century,

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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A Collection of Chinese Silk Embroidered Hat Masks and Pouches, 20th Century.

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Chinese Embroidered

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Tibetan Embroidery Thangka

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Robe

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Embroidery

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Tibetan Textile Thangka

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Framed Silk Embroidery Art

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Silk Embroidery Pieces

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Framed Silk Embroidery Art

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese textile of silk

May 14, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Centerville, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERIES 19TH CENTURY

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD2,600 (starting bid)

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CHINESE IMPERIAL EDICT ON FIVE COLOR SILK QIANLONG DYNASTY

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$3,250 (5 bids)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY YELLOW LADY BLOUSE

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY GOLD COLOR CLOTH

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING COURT CLOTH, DRAGON AND SHOU

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KESI FIGURE OF BHAISAJYAGURU

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KESI FIGURE OF BHAISAJYAGURU

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese 19th Century Golden Dragon Textile

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Antique / Vintage Chinese Framed Textile

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silk Embroidery

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Large Antique Chinese Embroidery

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Framed Silk art

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE POLYCHROME EMBROIDERED SILK SKIRT, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY,

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Early 20th Century Embroidery

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Early 20th Century Embroidery

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Antique Pair of Chinese Embroidery Shoes

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Framed silk Embroidery

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique 19th C Chinese Rank Badge

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Dress

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Mid-Century Cultural Revolution era Needle Point with Description

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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